Ilmenau, Germany, February 2, 2012 — Cuculus GmbH, a developer of smart metering and home control solutions, has been selected to supply its ZONOS platform to Eandis and Infrax's for their rollout of 61,000 meters in Belgium.
Eandis is a Belgium-based operator of grids for the supply of electricity and natural gas. It is headquartered in Melle and has more than 4,000 employees. Infrax is an operator of utility infrastructure including gas piping, electricity and cable networks and the sewer systems.
Eandis and Infrax undertook a joint tender process for the procurement of advanced metering management systems. The competitive tender relates to a Phase Two pilot that is expected to lead to a roll-out across the networks of both companies.
The pilot will see Eandis roll-out up to 51,000 meters with Infrax installing 10,000 smart meters. Eandis has 4 million meters and Infrax has one million meters already installed in the Belgian market.
Under the terms of the contract, Cuculus will implement its ZONOS platform with advanced metering management functionality. The Eandis installation is based on its patented Power Line Communication concept in combination with among others broadband and GPRS communication, while Infrax' installation will communicate over Infrax's cable network in combination with GPRS.